Tag Archives: family

Calm in the Midst of the Storm: A Response to Sandy Hook, CT

Although many across the world are still trying to wrap their minds around the tragic events in CT a few days ago, it is still time to rejoice on this day. As a teacher and mother of a 6th grader … Continue reading

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The Intercessory Prayer That Might Have Been

 I know I risk ridicule and possibly resentment for putting out this post about the struggle I am facing in my life at this moment. People are fighting hard right now to keep the metaphorical mask on: you know, the … Continue reading

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When Faith Becomes a Delusion and Denial

This past week, I found myself confronted – or rather, affronted – by the true meaning of “faith.” In one incident, it was a friend who was not sure what it meant and the other, a darker incident. I have … Continue reading

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A Purpose Driven Life

I started Average Girl Magazine in 2003 after the death of my cousin, Damita Oglesby, the daughter of my Aunt and Uncle Charles Oglesby. She was a victim of domestic violence, dead at the age of 30 with several children … Continue reading

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